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  • Thursday, November 20 - Sunday, November 23
    The House Is Open
    Pop-up exhibition of installation and performance at multiple locatioins within the Fisher Center. Featuring: Jack Ferver/Marc Swanson in Chambre; Ralph Lemon in Scaffold Room; Jennifer Monson/iLAND with Live Dancing Archive; John Kelly w/The Escape Artist Redux; Tad Beck's Double Document; and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Empire. Thu from 5–10pm, Fri from 2–10pm, Sat & Sun Noon–10pm. Presented in collaboration with CCS Bard. Admission $30/$10. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    The Sunshine Boys
    One of Neil Simon's funniest comedies, about two aging, bickering performers, A Johnny Dell production, directed by Tracy Carney. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $24/$22. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    Veteran Arts Showcase
    Now in its second year, Showcase features visual artists, craftsmen, writers, poets, musicians and performers who are veterans, family members of veterans, or military connected. Contact for info on weekend workshops which take place sat and sun from 10am to 5pm. Free and open to the public. The Opening Reception and Ceremony is on Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, refreshments will be served. Phone: 845-876-0655. Email: windijoy@frontier.com. Url: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

  • Sunday, November 23
    Sinterklaas Artisan Faire
    Annual Artisan Faire to benefit Sinterklaas. Combination art exhibit-crafts market-café, door prizes, etc. 10am–4pm. Email: hana527@gmail.com. Url: http://sinterklaasrhinebeck.com.

  • Sunday, November 23
    Pinocchio
    Free family concert by Yates Musical Theater. 3pm. Phone: 845-876-2870. Email: info@rhinebeckmusic.org. Url: http://rhinebeckmusic.org.

  • Tuesday, November 25
    Anthony Musso Book Signing
    Musso will show a DVD and speak about Staatsburg: A Village Lost in Time. Autographed copies of his book will be available for purchase.Refreshments and business meeting to follow. Phone: 845-229-2559. Url: http://townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org.

  • Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
    Farm & Flea
    Showcase for the agricultural bounty & craft making richness of our region. Shop, hear music, taste local treats, attend a workshop or lecture. All day: 9am–7pm. Email: info@basilicahudson.com. Url: http://basilicahudson.com.

  • Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
    A Gilded Age Christmas
    Lavish holiday decoration, special programs & holiday shopping at the Mills Mansion 11/28–12/31.Tours Fri–Sun from noon–4pm; then every Thu–Sun in December; also every day 12/29–12/31. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Saturday, November 29
    ARTspace Holiday Gift Fair
    Opening reception 5–7pm. Continues Sat & Sun thru 12/13. Phone: 518-537-4469. Url: http://germantownartspace.com.

  • Saturday, November 29
    Holiday Show Opening
    2014 show opening from 5–7pm. Winter gallery hours: Thu–Sat 11–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm. Phone: 845-516-4435. Email: betsyjacaruso@gmail.com. Url: http://betsyjacarusoartist.com .

  • Saturday, November 29
    Magic, Mind Reading & Comedy
    llusionist David Garrity and mind reader Denny Corby present awesome illusions, magic and mind reading w/a comic twist. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Sunday, November 30
    Village Tree Lighting & Activities
    Family fun throughout the day w/ tree lighting taking place at Rhinebeck Bank parking lot on East Market St around 5:30. Phone: 845-876-5904. Email: info@rhinebeckchamber.com. Url: http://rhinebeckchamber.com.

  • Sunday, November 30
    Naughty Sweeties
    A 1920s cabaret: Molly Parker-Myers (w/Joel Flowers on piano) presents an afternoon of songs and stories from the Roaring 20s. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Wednesday, December 3
    Bard College Symphonic Chorus
    Handel, Esther; chamber singers, and baroque ensemble. Directed by Alexander Bonus, conducted by James Bagwell. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Wednesday, December 3
    RB Honor Society Induction
    National Honor Society Induction Ceremony in auditorium at 7pm. Phone: 845-871-5500. Url: http://rhinebeckcsd.org.

  • Wednesday, December 3 - Thursday, December 4
    ND Hospital Poinsettia & Wreath Sale
    Holiday décor available to purchase including poinsettias, wreaths, swags, kissing balls and handmade decorations. To benefit ND Auxiliary. Phone: 845-871-1720 ext. 4.. Url: http://health-quest.org.

  • Thursday, December 4 - Friday, December 5
    Brookmeade's Winter Wonderland
    Annual holiday bazaar, craft fair, penny social, tree lighting, hot cocoa bar, holiday treats & pictures w/Santa! (Need appt: from 3:30–5pm on 12/5) Drawing on Fri at 3:30pm. Thu and Fri 8am–4pm. All ages invited; free. Phone: 845-876-2071x107. Url: http://communityatbrookmeade.com.

  • Thursday, December 4
    The Murder of Richard Jennings
    A talk for true crime buffs! Join author and detective Michael J. Worden as he examines the first murder for hire (in 1818) in New York State. 7–8pm: Free. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Thursday, December 4
    Conservatory Orchestra
    Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses, Martin's Concerto for Seven Winds, Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Conducted by Cristian Măcelaru. $15/$20 at 3pm. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 7
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Heartwarming, Christmastime entertainment about a small town man who forgoes his big dreams to help others. On Fri and Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm: $24/$22. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor, Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

Tradition, pride, experience, and the finest ingredients combine to bring the best of old Mexico to your table. Our menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes we create from scratch. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind. Don't forget to order a Margarita at the bar or with your dinner. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions or answer questions. We hope you walk in a stranger and leave a friend. Gracias Amigos!

7483 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-835-8207

4200 sq. ft. multi dealer antique center. Antiques, primitives, vintage. 7 days. Surrounded by other interesting shops.

10 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-1403

NDH is a Health Quest Affiliate, offering emergency, medical and surgical services, an award-winning birth center, nationally ranked Bone and Joint Center, Center for Healthy Aging, physical rehabilitation services, medical imaging, a Sleep Disorders Center, and specialty women's services through Women's View, as well as the NDH Breast Care Center and Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging. Log on to our website or “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all our latest advances!

6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck
1-877-729-2444

Rachel Collet Photography provides wedding, portrait, event, and fine art photography services. Rachel and her staff pride themselves on creating contemporary and timeless images that capture your personality and your occasion. Also ask about our elegant photo booths for parties and celebrations of all kinds.

845-554-3443

Life change from the inside out: loving support and guidance during transitions; healing for issues around food and body image; self-empowerment, intuitive readings. Trained with the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Rhinebeck
845-876-0449

Fall classes include: belly dancing, Reiki, SAT prep, photography, piano, pickleball, basketball, watercolor, collage art, Tai Chi, zumba, cooking, yoga, Pilates, tennis, babysitter certification, defensive driving, 5-hour pre-licensing, and more.

Red Hook
845 758-2241x71351

Since 1976 the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair has been the Number One show in the Hudson Valley and the best-known and favorite antique show on the East Coast! The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair keeps its customers coming back show after show! 200 dealers from all over the USA presenting rare, beautiful, and funky antiques in room-like settings. Expanding to include vintage and decorative arts! "Something for everyone's pocketbook." Free parking, food court, delivery service. INDOORS. Columbus Day Weekend October 11/12. Admission $10, $1 off with display ad. Hours: Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 11am–4pm. Call or write for info:

PO Box 838, Rhinebeck
845-876-1989

Rhinebeck Artist's Shop offers the finest of fine art materials, beautiful cards and clever gifts as well as the services of our fully-equipped professional frame shop for all your framing needs.

Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801 New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533

ART parties are a fun and creative way for adults, teens or children to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions. Imagination Station also offers after school programs, weekend workshops, and summer camps. Come join us for some artisistc expression!

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-9719

Our aim is to give you an authentic, integrated and transformative yoga experience. We welcome you to come just as you are and enjoy ongoing weekly classes. We offer: Yoga for Every Body, Vinyasa, Affordable $5 Community Class, Beyond Basics, Svaroopa, Tai Chi, as well as special workshops and teacher training. Find our schedule online or drop us an email.

403 Warren St., Hudson
518-828-1034

For a unique collaboration of your nature and mother nature. We offer full services of design/build of landscapes, including stone work. We will create a low-maintenance, timeless aesthetic solution to your landscaping needs. Completely insured, references available upon request. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

Thinking of a modular home? Let us handle the headaches from start to finish. Quality work.

Germantown
518-537-4521 or 518-965-1922

I am fully committed to providing a high level of service aimed at successfully buying or selling your house or land at a satisfactory price, in the shortest time possible, and with the least hassle. My website provides instant access to region-wide MLS listings and municipal property data. Contact me anytime; I welcome the opportunity to serve you anywhere in the AboutTown region.

Red Hook
845-532-1204

An architectural firm founded in 1971 with offices in Dutchess County and New York City, providing contemporary, award-winning site-specific residential designs: new houses, additions, renovations and interiors. See our website and/or call for brochure.

116 West 72 St. 16th floor, New York

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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